American Global Health Corps (GHC) Fellowship Research Coordinator Careers – Mengo Hospital

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
 Mengo Hospital
 Kampala, Uganda
Salary: Monthly
Stipend of 550 dollars per month
Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that
require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders
with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes,
deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong
partnerships. We currently place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda,
the United States, and Zambia.
Hospital was founded in 1897 in Kampala, and is the oldest hospital in Uganda.
It currently serves as an urban community hospital that provides modern medical
care. Mengo Hospital provides comprehensive care including radiology,
obstetrics, dentistry, orthopedics, and surgery. Additionally, Mengo Hospital
provides critical training and education to health professional through its
various programs in midwifery and nursing, health sciences, and laboratory
technology. Mengo Hospital also has a dedicated research and development team
that works to find new solutions to health issues in Uganda.
The Research Coordinator will steer the
team at Mengo Hospital in all its operational research activities aimed at
quality assurance and informing policy changes. Specific research questions
could focus on maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases, cancer, or
other pressing health issues. The fellow will coordinate research activities
including data analysis, documentation, and implementation of research
programs, and will share findings with the management and quality assurance
teams to improve service delivery. The fellow will also be responsible for designing,
monitoring, and updating a research database.
Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Develop a hospital
    operational research strategy and plan; organize and coordinate all
    research programs/activities in the hospital
  • Develop and manage an annual
    research budget and work plan
  • Identify key potential areas
    for operational research
  • Build the capacity of health
    professionals in operational research through training, mentorship and
    support supervision
  • Offer feedback from research
    activities to health professionals to improve service delivery
  • Develop research proposals in
    identified areas and seek funding for the same
  • Intuitively review
    departmental processes and reports to improve the research process
  • Analyze data and draft
Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the
    fellowship should have a clinical background (MBCHB, BScN or RN) with
    additional training in quality improvement/management in health care setting,
    health services management or public health
  • Background in statistics or
    other data gathering methods
  • Broad experience and/or understanding
    of patient care processes, quality/process improvement or total quality
    management (a minimum of three years’ experience)
  • Possess the ability to assume
    responsibility with limited supervision, exercise initiative and judgment
    and make decisions within the scope of assigned responsibility
  • Past data analysis and report
    writing experience
  • Possess the ability to be
    self-motivated and take initiative
  • Strong research background,
    including data analysis and reporting writing skills
Terms and Conditions:
 Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and
a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of
$1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from
the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are
included, including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be
arranged in Mengo, Kampala.
Note: The living
stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined
by the placement organization.
to Apply:
applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the
aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the
instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016
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